Big Tuna Troubles is now in the top 50 ranking for Telus’s STORYHIVE music video competition, please vote today to help create an animated music video!

The song is co-written by David Suzuki Foundation volunteers and GreenSeeds Music Society founders, Erzsi Institorisz and Emma Griffiths. “Big Tuna Troubles” makes waves highlighting the problems of the tuna fishery. The message is simple: Tuna are facing a lot of troubles in terms of climate change, over-fishing, pollution and poor ocean management practices.

Useful for teachers and environmental educators, Big Tuna Troubles illustrates the importance of where our food comes from, how it’s caught/produced, and the jobs that rely on the industry. This quick and upbeat children’s song, complemented by a cartoon-graphics video (VoVo Productions), will present these issues in an uncomplicated manner, emphasizing beat and rhythm with a toe-tapping chorus that’s easy to remember.

This tune, reminiscent of songs by David Suzuki Foundation cofounder and beloved Canadian children’s song-writer Raffi, is highly sing-a-long-able. Adorable Big Tuna fights his way through the perils of nets, oil spills and garbage debris with his colourful ocean pals! This song is highly a propos in light of the recent bunker-fuel spill in English Bay, contaminating beaches with poisonous crude, likely causing long-term impact on fisheries. Watch the video, groove to the music and vote for Big Tuna Troubles at today! You may only vote for it once, but you’ll want to listen to it again and again!

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